Also, Grade Three and Four students from Lockwood Primary School went for an excursion to the Golden Dragon Museum last week. We visited the Chinese garden, the ancient temple and got a chance to learn more about the history of the first Chinese immigrants that came to Australia during the Gold Rush. We had a lot of fun hands-on activities. For example, the students were excited to see the giant god Guanyin and prayed to her for good luck. Some students even got an opportunity to scratch the belly of the statue of the laughing God Mi Le Fo in order to stay happy for their whole lives! Besides, inside the museum, the guide took us around and showed us a lot of amazing exhibitions, including the longest dragon in Australia that was used for parades, the wax statues of the Chinese merchants who first came to Australia in the past as well as different kinds of ancient Chinese inventions. When we were in the Chinese garden, we were given a chance to feed the beautiful gold fish in the pond and to enjoy the amazing view of the Bendigo city standing in the pavilion on the top of the rock hill. All the children were so passionate about the Chinese culture and history and could not wait to come back again.
I am excited to show everyone some photos that we took during the Chinese New Year celebration and the Golden Dragon Museum excursion.